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Tuneful kids get to grips with African drums at new music centre
Joyous sounds were heard chiming from a new music centre for children.
Bromley Youth Music Trust (BYMT) has just launched its new branch at James Dixon Primary School in Anerley.
BYMT’s third centre enjoyed fantastic success with a huge turnout during its open day on September 29.
Children tried playing a variety of instruments including African drums and steel pans.
If this centre continues to thrive, other similar branches could also be started elsewhere.
Mike Purton, BYMT Principal, said: “Music is something which all children should have the right to enjoy, it has amazing and proven effects on achievement in many other subjects, in developing interpersonal skills, team building, behaviour and self confidence and it’s fun.
“The fact music can have such a profoundly beneficial effect inspired BYMT’s motto -Music Changes Lives.”
BYMT runs regular choirs, bands, orchestras and musical theatre and also organises instrumental and vocal tuition for around 9,000 children in the borough.
All children between seven and 11-years-old are welcome to turn up and enrol.
The Anerley centre teaches children how to play African drums, guitars and steel pans and to sing in a choir directed by BYMT’s own Jessica Rabin from 9.30am to midday on Saturdays.
Admission costs £3 per week and more instruments and activities will be added as demand increases.
For more information email Sue Brown at email@example.com and call 020 8467 1566.